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Appropriations bill includes boosts for Indian Country programs

 


Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hoping to get the troubled appropriations process back on track this year, an effort that could benefit a slew of Indian Country programs.

The fiscal year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill cleared its first markup last Wednesday amid bipartisan support for increases at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service. According to Rep. Ken Calvert (R-California), the BIA budget is growing by 3 percent while the IHS is growing by 6 percent.

http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/06/01/appropriations-bill-includes-boosts-for.asp

 

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